The YMCA of the Northwoods will be running their first E-sports program as part of the national Y of the USA pilot program starting this April. We are at the forefront of this new endeavor to reach our youth. Please check back for details or email Matt at msteingraber@ymcanw.org

April 5 – May 26th Details

  • Grades 6-8
  • Everyone Must Be Registered by April 1st because this is a National Program
  • Participants can choose to play one game (NBA2K21, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros.)
  • This program is 100% ONLINE not in person at the Y.
  • Each player must have their own system, unfortunately sharing is not allowed for this style of a league
  • Players are also responsible for owning their own copy of the games
  • Everyone must have access to the internet and to zoom/discord (online chat system that is monitored by the Y to ensure safety) through a phone/tablet/computer
  • Players are expected to attend both days
  • Mondays will primarily be practice and internal competition as well as when we teach nutrition, gaming strategy, sleep habits, and other important aspects of health and becoming great gamers.

Midwest Region

Below are all the Y’s that are in our region that we will potentially be playing against! We are one of just two Y’s in the state of Wisconsin that are playing. We are really excited about the opportunity!

YMCA of LincolnLincoln, NE
Irving Park YMCA – Metro ChicagoChicago, IL
Dixon Family YMCADixon, IL
Hastings YMCAHastings, MN
Monroe Family YMCAMonroe, MI
Dow Bay Area Family YMCABay City, MI
Champaign County YMCAUrbana, OH
Greater Peoria Family YMCAPeoria, IL
West Cook YMCAOak Park, IL
Two Rivers YMCAMoline, IL
Worthington Area YMCAWorthington, MN
Portage Township YMCAPortage, IN
YMCA at Pabst Farms and Watertown AreaOconomowoc, WI
YOTN – Elk River and SportsElk River, MN
Fort Wayne – Renaissnce PointFort Wayne, IN
YMCA of the NorthwoodsRhinelander, WI
Fort Wayne – Parkview Family YMCAFort Wayne, IN
Fort Wayne – ParkviewFort Wayne, IN
Barbara B Jordan YMCAMartinsville, IN
Parkview Huntington Family YMCAHuntington, IN
QuincyQuincy, IL
OmahaOmaha, NE
St. LouisSt. Louis, MO